Belgium’s RTBF buys Banijay’s Legacy

Belgian broadcaster RTBF has snapped up gameshow The Legacy from Banijay Rights.

Zodiak Belgium is producing the show for RTBF’s French-speaking free-to-air channel La Une, which has ordered an 86 x 45-minute series of the programme, locally titled Les Associés.

The gameshow finds contestants competing in a variety of games to take home a cash prize. At the start of the game, the prize fund is split in equal shares between the players, and after each round, the weakest contestant picks an opponent in an attempt to save themselves.

The two of them engage in a deadly duel where the winner inherits the other’s legacy and sends them home. A final money round then decides the fate of the finalist.

The show, which launches later this week, will be stripped daily in access prime.

Les Associés has already been adapted in eight territories, including Italy’s Rai 1, where it has aired for 15 years, and France’s TF1.

Banijay Rights’ format slate for Mipcom includes hour-long DR1 singing format The Duo from Mastiff Denmark and Dutch cooking entertainment show Taste Of The Nation, which aired on NPO1.

Andrew Sime, vice-president of formats at Banijay Rights, said: “The Legacy is an entertainment gameshow that delivers audiences year in, year out.  It’s great it will soon make its debut in Belgium and we are currently talking to a number of other international broadcasters that have noted its dominating presence in daily schedules.”

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